• TC50: Popego Tailors the Social Graph to Your Interests

    Popego helps people find more meaning in their social graphs online. The Argentinean startup presented today during the Collaboration session of TechCrunch50 and has just launched its service into public beta. You can watch the video of Popego’s presentation here. Once signed up for Popego, you can add usernames from all of your social networks (passwords are not required). The service… Read More

  • 18.4-inch Sony VAIO AW series uses BRAVIA tech

    This, my friends, is a gargantuan laptop. The VAIO AW series features a massive 18.4-inch screen with 3LED backlighting, which “is a technical breakthrough found on high-end BRAVIA LCD TVs,” according to Sony. The 3LED technology uses three separate LEDs – red, green, and blue – for pure color reproduction, similar to how three-chip video cameras work. The screen itself… Read More

  • For free: Sprint will teach its customers how to use their phones

    Not everyone spends all day in front of gadget blogs and the HowardForums, learning the ins and outs of their cellphone. It’s for these “normal” people that Sprint is launching a renewed effort to teach consumers exactly what it is their cellphones can do. The program is called “Ready Now,” and will officially be announced sometime today, when everyone is… Read More

  • Apple Store is down, now taking bets on what’ll be announced

    As is our custom, here’s the arbitrary “The Apple Store is down!” post that gadget blogs the world over like to publish on the day that Apple announces something. So there you have it: the Apple Store is down. Now taking bets on what’ll be announced. Closest to the actual products (specs, price, size, etc.) wins bragging rights. Thanks to reader Steve Jabs for the tip. Read More

  • Toshiba Dynabook SS RX2 claims the world's lightest 12.1-inch laptop title

    Toshiba first showed off the Dynabook RX1 in June ’07 with a 64GB solid-state drive and the “lightest laptop with an optical drive” title. The latest gen, the SS RX2, retains the same claim to fame, but the lappy has been upgraded with 1.2GHz SU9300 ULV Core 2 Duo processor, 3 GB of Ram, built-in 3G wireless, all powered by a 12.5-hour battery. That’s right kiddies, a… Read More

  • Four years on, World of Warcraft continues to see growth

    Despite being some four years old, the userbase of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft continues to grow, if only at a so-so rate. One of the game’s lead designers said as much at the Games Convention, allaying fears (well, message board banter) that maybe, just maybe, interest in the game had peaked. The game had some 10 million subscribers as of last January. Now, that may not be… Read More

  • Day One Recap TechCrunch50

    What a day. 1,700 people streamed into the San Francisco Design Center at 9 am on Monday morning to help launch the first group of 52 startups at TechCrunch50. Dozens more startups were camped out in the demopit. First, the bad news. The internet was down completely for half the day, and never really worked that well even when it was up. We had dedicated access for the launching companies, so… Read More

  • HTC Touch successor, the Opal, leaks out

    The innovative HTC Touch is getting a bit long in the tooth and it looks like HTC has the successor already lined up. The documents ’bout the Opal look legit enough, and if we are to believe them, the Opal appears a lot like the previous generation with same 200MHz processor, WiFi, MicroSD, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 2.8-inch 240 x 320 touchscreen. So it seems that the only upgrade is… Read More

  • Sony A900 finally official, still not here until November

    The Sony Alpha A900 DSLR, which some people might feel like they’ve been waiting for forever, has finally been officially unveiled by Sony. Pre-orders for the $3,000 24.6-megapixel camera begin tomorrow, September 10th, but it won’t be shipping until sometime in November. Read More

  • Last minute Apple "Let's Rock" rumors

    With the Apple press conference mere hours away, the ‘ol rumor mill is work’n overtime. Quoting long time sources, AppleInsider claims that the iPod Shuffle is going to five color options and while the Classic is only going to be available in two. The real news is that the third-gen Nano is getting a whopping nine color palette and will… Read More

  • Samsung producing Atom-powered netbook

    Samsung is the latest runner in the Atom-powered netbook marathon. No word on any specific details just yet, but we do know that the sub-laptop is gong to sport a 10-inch screen, three USB ports, an audio in and out along with a VGA output. Expect the lil’ guy to hit the Korean market at the end of October for a yet to be announced price. Read More

  • Air Canada to use Gogo Wi-Fi for international flights

    Canadian travelers will soon be able to emulate their favorite CrunchGear blogger, Peter Ha, as they glom on to Aircell’s Gogo wireless internet service aboard their next international Air Canada flight. You’ll recall that Sweet Pete recently blogged from 37,000 feet using Gogo service aboard American Airlines. What fun we all had! You’ll have to wait until at least spring… Read More

  • TechCrunch50 Livestream: Day 2

    http://www.ustream.tv/flash/live/280032Powered by Ustream We’ll be streaming TechCrunch50 here all day so everyone can see the conference’s demos for themselves as they happen. You can also find our written coverage of the conference here and coverage from other news outlets below. Update:Done for the day. Come back tomorrow. Read More

  • Intel now shipping 80GB solid state drives

    Intel might as well just build entire computers. Make the whole thing one big system-on-a-chip, huh? The company recently announced some solid state drives; the 1.8-inch X18-M and the 2.5-inch X25-M. Both drives are currently available in 80GB capacities, with 160GB versions expected later this year. Intel claims that the multi-level cell drives are good for up to 250MB per second read speeds… Read More

  • Reminder: Apple "Let's Rock" Event Today at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern

    Take a break from TC50 – but not a long one – and head over to CrunchGear as we report live Yerba Buena Center (I called it the Buena Yerba Center last night. Boy was my face red!) at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. I’m headed over right now and I’ll report when I’m in place and on the case. Update – We have full details on all the new iPods on CrunchGear. Check… Read More

  • Google On the Run From the Privacy Cops

    Amid growing scrutiny from government regulators in the U.S and Europe, Google is amending its privacy practices and keeping the IP addresses of consumers who do searches on Google for a shorter period of time. The dominant search engine will keep server log data for only nine months now instead of 18 (which itself was a reduction put in place last year from an indefinite retention period). … Read More

  • BlackBerry 8220, a flip phone, will officially debut this week

    Research in Motion will officially unveil the BlackBerry 8220 at a CTIA trade show, which starts tomorrow. Did you know that this new BlackBerry is a flip phone? That’s sorta unexpected from prim and proper RIM. CrackBerry already has a pre-release model, and this video gives a brief overview of some of the smartphone’s key features. What’s unknown, though, are pesky things… Read More

  • Circuit City giving away 1,600 Microsoft Points with Xbox 360 purchase

    If you’re in the market for an Xbox 360, especially now that we’re post-price cut, you’d do well to buy one from Circuit City. The retailer is giving away a card for 1,600 Microsoft Points with every console purchase. That’s good for at least one of the Xbox Live Arcade games you play for a few minutes at a clip. You should also note that Circuit City is selling a few… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Until the End of the World Edition

    Plastic Logic will show off a fancy, new electronic paper device today
    End of the world on Wednesday, take a half day today
    Tweegee: Ya know, for the kids. No, really. It’s a kid thing.
    PSA: TomCruise.com launches iPhone version of wildly popular movie star Web page
    ‘Spore’ gets walloped on Amazon thanks to DRM Read More

  • Video: Zune team explains 3.0 software

    Video: Zune Fall update: buy from FM Zune Insider just posted up a handful of videos showcasing the new features in 3.0. Will this bring back the Zune guy? A few more videos after the jump. Read More

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